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Dan Quinn just mentioned something I've tried to explain to folks on here but it falls on deaf ears. The quality and level of offensive linemen coming out of the draft these days has been way down fro

Not from the pressor, I don't think...but news regardless...  

Yep. A farm league. We got Odom back after we had him before. I wanted to keep him then. He dominated in AAF and put it on display. 

4 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Dan Quinn just mentioned something I've tried to explain to folks on here but it falls on deaf ears. The quality and level of offensive linemen coming out of the draft these days has been way down from the standard we got used to seeing in the 80s and 90s.

 

I agree with the overall sentiment, but don't see all that talent at OL in this year's draft.  Maybe they mean values in the 3rd round?  Doesn't seem like any truly elite talent OTs this year.

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7 minutes ago, takeitdown said:

I agree with the overall sentiment, but don't see all that talent at OL in this year's draft.  Maybe they mean values in the 3rd round?  Doesn't seem like any truly elite talent OTs this year.

I think Dillard and Jawaan Taylor are pretty good, I dont like anyone else projected in the 1st.

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6 minutes ago, takeitdown said:

I agree with the overall sentiment, but don't see all that talent at OL in this year's draft.  Maybe they mean values in the 3rd round?  Doesn't seem like any truly elite talent OTs this year.

Yeah. I don't follow the draft closely enough to know who's who. I just know from hearing former offensive linemen speak and NFL coaches speak about how the quality of offensive linemen coming out these days is way down from what it used to be and they're having to take so much time to teach guys the basic fundamentals. Guys lack that because they don't have to learn it in high school and college because of all these up tempo spread offenses that really don't require the offensive linemen do be great in order for them to have success.

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1 hour ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Dan Quinn just mentioned something I've tried to explain to folks on here but it falls on deaf ears. The quality and level of offensive linemen coming out of the draft these days has been way down from the standard we got used to seeing in the 80s and 90s.

 

You and me both.  There is an offensive line crisis in the NFL.  People act like it is simple to just go get good o-linemen, but the reality is half the league is fielding lines that include guys who would have only been backups a few years ago.  The talent pool is kiddie sized at this point and there just aren't enough good ones to go around.  

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Just now, pa_falcon_fan said:

You and me both.  There is an offensive line crisis in the NFL.  People act like it is simple to just go get good o-linemen, but the reality is half the league is fielding lines that include guys who would have only been backups a few years ago.  The talent pool is kiddie sized at this point and there just aren't enough good ones to go around.  

That's why OL coach (development coach) is huge.  Starting to be the case more for a number of positions, but particularly OL it seems.

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2 minutes ago, takeitdown said:

That's why OL coach (development coach) is huge.  Starting to be the case more for a number of positions, but particularly OL it seems.

Agreed.  With good coaching you can take a guy who was terrible early on in their career (like Ty Sambrailo) and turn him into a serviceable starter.  He is never going to be a star or world beater, but just getting solid play out of the position is an improvement over last year.  

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Just now, pa_falcon_fan said:

Agreed.  With good coaching you can take a guy who was terrible early on in their career (like Ty Sambrailo) and turn him into a serviceable starter.  He is never going to be a star or world beater, but just getting solid play out of the position is an improvement over last year.  

Exactly.  And if all guys out of college are going to require training anyway...you can get 4th rounders with good traits and train them.

I'm for 1st round OL and DL when they're worth it.  But if all/most OL are going to take 2 years, may as well spend a later pick on talent, so you can spend earlier picks on DL, etc.

But if that true talent that's ready to play comes along...definitely worth grabbing as early as needed.

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3 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Dan Quinn just mentioned something I've tried to explain to folks on here but it falls on deaf ears. The quality and level of offensive linemen coming out of the draft these days has been way down from the standard we got used to seeing in the 80s and 90s.

 

I just want a consistent top 10 Defense. Watching them trying to get to the QB was painful in 2018 (I know we had injuries but still), and when they let oldman Brees score a TD, I don't think I've been that mad in a while

Now that it looks like the FO is trying to fix the O-line woes in FA and some of the pickups have look pretty decent (at least on paper), so maybe Quinn and TD can can focus at least 80% of the draft on the D.

 

Sorry for the rant

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